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Old 08-13-2019, 07:13 AM   #1
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From the August 8th (latest as of this post) Palladium Books weekly update:

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STEVE JACKSON AT GEN CONģ
So there I was, restocking books at the Palladium booth on Saturday morning, and I hear a familiar voice say, ďHello, Kevin.Ē I turn around and Steve Jackson is standing there. We had a pleasant chat before the hall opened up to catch up a bit on each otherís lives. Steve and I came up together in the game industry and always liked and respected each other. We had talked about doing something together, off and on for decades. A few hours later, Phil Reed invites me to come over to the SJG booth to chat. It was a very friendly, joyful conversation. More about the outcome of that meeting in the months ahead as we nail things down together. Iím excited. You will be too.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:16 AM   #2
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If nothing else, Palladium and Steve Jackson Games are two of the oldest private RPG companies that have remained continuously running.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:03 AM   #3
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If the answer is not GURPS Rifts, then I have no idea what it could be.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:34 AM   #4
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Much more likely to be about how Munchkin TMNT came together.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:56 AM   #5
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Much more likely to be about how Munchkin TMNT came together.
Palladium was not involved in that project.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:58 AM   #6
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If the answer is not GURPS Rifts, then I have no idea what it could be.
They did a Savage Worlds version, so I wouldn't be surprised. I'd also not be surprised if it turned out to be a DF version of Palladium's Fantasy world.

However, what I really think it will be is Munchkin Rifts.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:35 AM   #7
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However, what I really think it will be is Munchkin Rifts.
Dang. Thatís good and I canít believe I didnít think of it, wanting GURPS Rifts or Rifts meets Ogre.
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:43 PM   #8
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They did a Savage Worlds version, so I wouldn't be surprised. I'd also not be surprised if it turned out to be a DF version of Palladium's Fantasy world.

However, what I really think it will be is Munchkin Rifts.
Palladium's Fantasy is a really good setting with rather mediocre rules.

Savage Rifts probably precludes a GURPS Rifts.
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Palladium's Fantasy is a really good setting with rather mediocre rules.

Savage Rifts probably precludes a GURPS Rifts.
It is a good world; Palladium Books has long been good at making worlds but not at making rules, the opposite of Steve Jackson Games. However, I donít think the Palladium Fantasy world is marketable outside of the Palladium fan base. Savage Rifts wouldnít preclude GURPS Rifts unless the license to Pinnacle granted it exclusivity, which I find doubtful.
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It is a good world; Palladium Books has long been good at making worlds but not at making rules, the opposite of Steve Jackson Games. However, I donít think the Palladium Fantasy world is marketable outside of the Palladium fan base. Savage Rifts wouldnít preclude GURPS Rifts unless the license to Pinnacle granted it exclusivity, which I find doubtful.
Licensing a setting to direct competitors is usually bad form. Savage Worlds and GURPS are about as close as it gets for direct competition; equally as close as D&D 5 and Pathfinder.
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